A 2nd Chance

2011

Adventure / Drama / Family / Mystery / Sport

2
IMDb Rating 4.7/10 10 1214 1.2K

Director

Top cast

Emily Morris as Maddy Cornell
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876.99 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
PG
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23.976 fps
1 hr 35 min
Seeds 9
1.76 GB
1920*1080
English 5.1
PG
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23.976 fps
1 hr 35 min
Seeds 9

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by helenakarlinghy 4 / 10

Actors are NOT into gymnastics

I actually liked to watch the movie a few times but not because of its greatness. Something really bothered me like how on Earth the best gymnast behaved and moved so awkwardly. I mean you could see a mile away that no way would she ever win a competition. You never actually saw her performing hardly any moves with her face and the parts you saw were full of shaky moves and she nearly fell over after a simple basic move (the only move with her face on it). Then I realized to check the names of the actors and oh yes. They ALL had body doubles. Maddy's double is an Australian gymnastic girl. So there you go. She is good for nothing. So I wonder if she got the part just because she was a daughter of some other actress since she was the worst with balance and dancing. She just moved like an elephant in a china store - clumsy and unsure of her body. Maybe because she was so young but I would have cast ed the parts differently. Her poor gymnastic skills and acting skills made it very hard to watch. Luckily the story itself was good enough and the couch was handsome :). Otherwise ... oh well. Why why did they have to cast the clumsiest girl possible to the part of Maddy??? Luckily the real gymnastic girl was VERY good. She should have been acting that as well and not just be a body double. Thank you Australian gymnastic club for doing ALL the work :).

Reviewed by shushak06 4 / 10

Good for what it is

Poor acting and canned plot aside, this movie was the non toxic good fun it needed to be for an enjoyable movie night with my 8 year old. Recommended if you're looking for an easy watch with your kid and they love gymnastics. It's a simple predictable story about a girl with a lot of potential gaining the confidence to beat the odds. Maddy is a rising star gymnast but jealous teammates succeed at feeding her self doubts when they start believing she may be real competition. With the help of her upstart new coach, Maddie begins to set her sights on winning the upcoming national competition. It's not ruining anything to say she eventually gets there because it's what the movie is so clearly about. I could come up with a thousand reasons why I would never want to watch it again but seeing my daughter yelp with excitement and joy in all the right places made it all worth it.

Reviewed by sandieweldon 4 / 10

Hmmm...

**CONTAINS SPOILERS**

This is a cute movie. My 6 year old daughter watches it from time to time on Netflix. Sometimes I catch myself being sucked into the movie, oddly enough.

THE ACTING... The kids featured in the movie are probably gymnasts who happened to act in a movie...not actors who happen to know gymnastics. So, yes, the sub-par acting cannot be ignored but how cool for these gymnast kids to be in a movie. I hate to criticize children, so good for them that they got to make a movie (I can only dream of it!), but I am willing to bet their main gig is gymnastics. Let's hope.

The actress that played Beverly seems to be a "real" actress and was heartfelt in her plea to Kate to help coach her 3 girls after she suffered a medical emergency. The actress that played Kate wasn't bad, but wasn't good either-I suspect she is or was a gymnast. The actor that played Shane did pretty good- he was the eye candy of the movie but he too is probably a gymnast with that crazy fit body. Kate and Shane had a good sexual tension going even though this movie is geared toward kids. The actress that played Sally good at making you dislike Sally, you really felt the resentment and hatred from her LOL

THE STORY... The story line is good. Predictable, but over all good. There is discord between a coach and a judge (Kate and Sally) who were former friends and gymnast teammates until a young Sally suffered a debilitating injury that left her in a wheelchair for life. Sally blames Kate for pushing her off the balance beam, while Kate remembers it as playfulness gone wrong. How haunting for Kate to grow up with that guilt, while Sally's life changed forever and had to give up gymnastics (something she clearly loved if she grew up to be a gymnastics competition judge.) The resentment is clearly understandable from Sally, whose whole life was changed, yet you can't help but dislike her for being vengeful and petty as an adult and using Maddy, an innocent party, to get back at Kate by punishing Maddy with low scores.

Maddy lives with her father who has to work a lot. Her mother died and they both miss her very much. Maddy is a talented gymnast with low confidence. Maddy has 2 very supportive friends at school, who are also on her gymnastics team.

Chelsea is the school "it" girl who is on an opposing team and usually wins lots of medals. She's taken it upon herself to knock down Maddy whenever she can. Maddy befriends Joshua, a boy gymnast with whom she is training, and Chelsea, for a lack of something better to do, decides to cause a rift between Joshua and Maddy. Maddy has a crush on Joshua and he seems to like her back as well, but he IS a boy, so when a pretty girl with a hidden agenda, like Chelsea, bats her eyelashes at him, he takes the bait. Luckily, eventually he sees right through Chelsea and puts her in her place and gets her where it hurts: her parents.

Chelsea's well-off parents are too busy with their social schedule to even come to her competitions and is always disappointed when she looks for them in the crowd, only to find her governess, or grandmother- not sure who that is- and 2 empty seats next to her. So you end up feeling sorry for Chelsea even though she deserves a good smack from Maddy.

The main story line is Maddy's team is struggling in competition and Beverly persuades Kate to enlist the help of Shane, a boys' gymnastics coach, to train the girls in a way that will help them win competitions. Kate and Shane start off on the wrong foot but eventually work well together, as do the girls and boys. Most people wouldn't pay much attention to this aspect, but I immediately thought "Ok, so they are saying the only way girls can be good is if the boys help." In fact, my daughter asked "Why are the boys so good and the girls are not?" (referring to the montage of the girls struggling on the boys gym equipment). I told her that the girls are good, they just aren't used to doing those exercises. This bothered me, but, after reflecting on it, it doesn't really seem chauvinist. I think it's more about being creative and a bit unorthodox- in a good way. In real life, if I was a gymnast, I would have a competitive edge if I trained on both the men's and women's equipment because I would be strengthening and conditioning differently.

The movie follows the girls as they train with Kate, Shane, and the boys. We see Maddy grow more confident but we also see Maddy give up and quit her team because of Chelsea's snidery. Kate comes to the rescue and shares a special moment with Maddy...and as one can expect, Maddy is back on the team, ready to win. Shane and Kate go on a date and Shane humorously does his impression of a girl on the balance beam... eventually in the movie they kiss a very passionless kiss- almost as if the actors did not want to- but then again...it's a kids movie so no need to make a big fuss of that.

I didn't care for the very long opening credits...my daughter thought the whole movie was going to be like that. The music selection was cheesy. And good God, why did I spend so much time on this review?...

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